Legistlation impacts Council role

ROCKHAMPTON Regional Council says a range of legislative changes implemented by the state over the last 10 years had drastically impacted on the roles and responsibilities of local governments.

“To name but a few, the introduction of the Local Government Act 1993 resulted in a significant change in the operating environment of Queensland Councils and also required substantial effort in consolidation of local laws; the introduction of the Integrated Planning Act 1997 (IPA) has impacted on workloads of Councils, with IPA compliant strategic plans being required; and the implementation of the Environmental Protection Act (EPA) also had a significant impact,” Rockhampton Regional Council said in a statement to The Morning Bulletin.

The Council’s statement said that while council continued to focus on the basics, it was also working hard to realise its vision of making the Rockhampton region the most liveable community in the world.



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